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salaryman
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Aug 16, 2005, 03:35 AM
 
I'm new to Mac-OS so can people recommend HTML authoring software?

I'm not looking for WYSIWYG, more about a powerful editor with autocomplete, CSS/PHP support, FTP file management etc. At the moment I use the excellent HTMLPad on the PC, which is Windows only. The equivalent for Mac is what I'm ideally looking for!

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Aug 16, 2005, 07:05 AM
 
There are alot of them. You might want to do a search either on the forum or on MacUpdate or VersionTracker.

I would recommend skEdit ... the current beta (available after purchase) is great!
Smultron (free), TacoHTML (free), SubEthaNet, BBEdit, TextMate, etc....
     
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Aug 16, 2005, 08:01 AM
 
textwrangler is good also - plus its free.

I believe BBEdit is the man of the moment though
     
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Aug 17, 2005, 12:26 AM
 
threestain listed the only two real options outside of the WYSIWYG realm, IMO.
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Aug 17, 2005, 01:11 AM
 
Definitely check out BBEdit.
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CaptainHaddock
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Aug 17, 2005, 03:42 AM
 
I use skEdit. The code hinting is its best feature.

As with all Mac software, there's a free demo. The full version is $20 for lifetime support and upgrades, a great deal.

http://skti.org
     
Phil Sherry
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Aug 17, 2005, 04:08 AM
 
Don't forget Tag
     
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Aug 17, 2005, 09:30 AM
 
CSSEdit is a great app for doing CSS. Could do with a GUI for picking CSS selectors though, and a few template stylesheets thrown in would be good too (as the author is also a talented web designer). But it's cheap, so I can't complain.

...and there's that other one that's cross platform CSS editor. Whassitcalledagain ?

TextMate is shaping up to be a great editor, BBedit already is (but is pricey). SubEthaEdit has some amazing unique features, especially if you need to collaborate with another developer remotely.

One thing you'll like about a lot of Mac editors is the live, as-you-type web preview, thanks to WebCore's integration. Oh, and WebCore/Safari's unmatched CSS compliance.
     
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Aug 17, 2005, 11:49 AM
 
One thing you'll like about a lot of Mac editors is the live, as-you-type web preview, thanks to WebCore's integration. Oh, and WebCore/Safari's unmatched CSS compliance.
That gave me a chuckle, thinking about how much live-preview would suck on Windows using the Explorer engine. Then again, that explains all those broken sites made with .Net studio.
     
   
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